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  • Highway 169 near Mankato reopened after flooding

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — The southbound lanes of Highway 169 from St. Peter to Mankato reopened Sunday after they were closed because of flooding and mudslides. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says steady rain and …

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    11 Mar 13
  • Pay hikes suggested for Minn. government leaders

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s governor and legislators could be in line for their first pay hikes since the late 1990s. The way top state agency managers are paid could also be in line …

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    11 Mar 13
  • Poll: Majority support minimum wage increase

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows a majority of Minnesotans support raising the state’s minimum wage, but they differ on how much that raise should be. The Star Tribune reports that …

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    11 Mar 13
  • Mankato, St. Cloud among top for telecommuting

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows Mankato, North Mankato and St. Cloud are among the top 10 metro areas nationwide when it comes to the percentage of people who …

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    11 Mar 13
  • Minn. teen found dead in towed car was escort

    ANDOVER, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say the 18-year-old St. Paul woman whose body was concealed in a car in an impound lot had posted online ads for prostitution, and the man suspected of killing her …

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    08 Mar 13
  • 2 suspects arrested in Moorhead shooting

    MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Police have arrested two men in a shooting that wounded a 23-year-old man in Moorhead. The Red River Valley SWAT Team executed a warrant at a home in Fargo, North Dakota …

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    08 Mar 13
  • Minn. woman pleads no contest in boyfriend death

    ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota woman sentenced to life in prison for killing her ex-husband has pleaded no contest to charges she killed her boyfriend in Wisconsin. Forty-year-old Angelina O’Mara pleaded no contest …

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    08 Mar 13
  • No charges in Minn. teen’s arrow death

    CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota prosecutor says a teenage boy won’t be charged in a bow-and-arrow accident that killed his 16-year-old friend last fall. Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom says there is no evidence …

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    08 Mar 13